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Graduation Information

Class of 2017
May Commencement

WVU Coliseum
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5 p.m.

RSVP to walk in the May Commencement Ceremony

The College of Business and Economics Commencement ceremony is Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the WVU Coliseum. This ceremony is for students who have completed their degree(s) in August 2016, December 2016, or May 2017. Students intending to complete their degree(s) in August 2017 are also invited to participate in this ceremony. Tickets are not required, there is no cost to attend the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests students may invite. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

For complete information regarding May 2017 Commencement, please visit the University website

Application for Graduation and Diploma

May 2017 graduating students are required to complete an online Application for Graduation and Diploma which is accessible through their DegreeWorks page. The deadline to apply for May 2017 Commencement is March 03, 2017. Students who miss the deadline may apply for August 2017 graduation. The Commencement program will include only the names of students who will receive their degree(s) in May 2017. The names of August 2016 and December 2016 graduates will not appear in the May program.

Students may confirm receipt of their graduation application by checking their DegreeWorks account at least 24 hours after submission. The date of graduation, May 2017, will appear beneath Academic Standing in the Graduation Application box.

Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the WVU Office of the University Registrar.

Fees and Fines

All account balances must be resolved prior to release of a student’s transcript and diploma.

Ceremony Attendance

Students are required to wear caps and gowns which may be purchased through the WVU Bookstore, or online through Herff Jones at

Graduates should arrive at the Coliseum for check-in approximately one hour before the ceremony. Registration and line-up is in the Basketball Practice Facility.

To arrange accommodations for graduates or guests with disabilities, please contact WVU’s Office of Accessibility Services at 304-293-6700.

Students who qualify for Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude) may pick up honor cords at the registration area. If you are not attending the Commencement ceremony, you may pick up honor cords at the Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising (B&E Building, Room 358) the week prior to graduation.

All veterans/military personnel may pick up military honor cords at the WVU Veterans Office.

Questions? Please contact Susan Catanzarite at or call 304-293-4959, or contact University Events at